There are many people all around the globe who are suffering from eczema right at this moment. This irritating skin condition can cause inflamed, red, itchy and blistered skin. It isn’t fun at all. I know, because I’ve suffered from eczema.
Something that can happen quite easily when you’re scratching is scarring. They’ll be the proof that is left behind long after your skin has healed. These scars can often be difficult to get rid of, so it is best if you can prevent them altogether.
What Are Eczema Scars?
If you have eczema, you know that it produces extremely itchy and scaly rashes on your skin, which can be almost impossible to get rid of. In rare cases blisters may form on your skin to add salt to your wounds.
Eczema scars can range in size, color, and length depending on how severe your eczema is. For example, eczema accompanied by blisters could form deep pitted scars that look red or brownish, while scars that are caused by scratching may be surface scars that are white or light pink in color.
Why Do They Occur?
Scarring occurs for a multitude of reasons. In most cases the scars are formed by the cracking of your skin, and the scratching that you do. They can also be caused by blisters that break on the surface of your skin.
Other causes might include not treating, or taking care of your eczema quickly enough. If you allow your eczema to grow more severe without doing anything about it, you’ll be looking at more severe consequences.
So make sure that you’re taking steps to healing your eczema such as changing your diet, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and learning what makes your eczema worse.
How Can You Prevent Scarring?
To prevent scarring you have to try to keep yourself from scratching. I know it’s hard, it feels SO GOOD to scratch. Try getting natural creams like aloe vera, coconut oil or anything that relieves the itching.
Try EVERYTHING and see what works. Otherwise it will just keep getting worse and if you keep itching it’ll look horrible and you’ll regret it. It’s almost like eating something you shouldn’t, you know you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway because it’s so tasty, and then you regret it afterwards.
How Can You Get Rid of Them?
As always, where there’s a problem, there are tons of companies trying to sell you their products. I recommend you get in touch with your dermatologist to see what he or she recommends, and then do your research online.
I’ve always been a big fan of doing some research and seeing what other people think before I buy. I was even once offered medication by my doctor that I didn’t even need. How crazy is that? It just shows you that it pays off to know a little about what you need.
If you’re suffering from eczema scars, you’re not alone. There are many treatments out there that can help you heal your scars, you just need to find the right one. I cannot tell you what you should do, you have to do your own research and see what works.
Over to You
Have you had any experiences with eczema scars? Have you found a treatment that works? Please leave a comment and share your story!